Student Learning Assessment at Grade 3.
All students in Grade 3 will participate in the Student Learning Assessment. This assessment is in place of the former Provincial Achievement Tests. To learn more about these assessments contact your school or visit Alberta Education's site which provides a good overview. http://education.alberta.ca/department/ipr/curriculum/student-learning-assessments.aspx
Preliminary Reporting of Part B Provincial Achievement Tests
All students in Grades 6 and 9 write Provincial Achievement Tests in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. There are two parts to the Provincial Achievement Tests: For Language Arts and Social Studies there is Part A, a written response and Part B is a multiple-choice exam.
You should note that no single test is able to assess everything that students learn. Therefore, the Provincial Achievement Test results are used in conjunction with other classroom assessment tools. The clearest picture of student growth and development is gained when a wide variety of assessment information is considered.
Grade Level Achievement
Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools has prepared a booklet to help parents understand Grade Level of Achievement reporting, which Alberta Education implemented in these subject areas: English Language Arts, French Language Arts (Immersion), and Mathematics. (download)
Guide to Provincial Achievement Tests Grades 6 and 9
The Parent Guide to Provincial Achievement Testing is available on line at: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/k_12/testing/achievement/default.asp.
The PAT program is conducted at Grades 6, and 9. Parents and teachers of those grades should review the above site. As well you will find Achievement Test General Information Bulletins and Subject Bulletins. These documents are available to everyone but would be of particular interest to teachers.